Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun chronicles an unforgettable journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the. A Walk Across the Sun [Corban Addison] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening. Corban Addison’s debut novel, A Walk Across the Sun, made waves when it was first published, called “pulse-revving with a serious message,” by O, the Oprah.

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Take A Walk adddison what it is; relax and enjoy it. After seeing a young girl kidnapped and learning she may also have been sold into the sex trade, he agrees to spend a year working for a group that prosecutes sex traffickers Two teenage sisters Ahalya, 17, and Sita, 15 are orphaned after a tsunami hits their Indian town.

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Poverty and powerlessness alongside wealth and power are the real enabler, though, whether it’s Sweden or India. He began to experiment with writing at the age of fifteen, about the same time he developed an interest in international travel. Refresh and try again. Trivia About A Walk Across the You are commenting using your WordPress.

They have an opening in their Bombay office and he flies there to work. I found that hard to believe. This is the first time Mr. Sometimes, I jumped in excitement or A Walk Across the Sun is a great story of success, failure, fear and courage.

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In our world of shifting shadows, the face of evil is often hard to discern. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from th Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai’s seedy underworld–and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade.

I have to admit that the endorsement by John Grisham, one of my all-time favourite legal thriller writers, enticed me to read A Walk Across the Sun.

Thomas, unable to focus as well in his firm, is given a leave of absence to spend a Sabbatical year. All-in-all, a great book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But I admire the effort Addison took to give readers a realistic tableaux whether we were reading about the doomed family in Chennai, the hidden neighborhood of Indian restaurants in Paris, or the truck stops in Harrisburg, PA.


You will feel their humiliation and helplessness. So the “happy” ending — rather than being cliche or saccharine — comes off as a picture of redemption.

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We start off the story with two innocent girls whose life is decimated due to a tsunami. At the end of my trip, I went undercover into the brothels of Mumbai. Recently while surfing through channels way past midnight I came across a program in Nat Geo that talked about some kind of a covert operation. There are more ways to create a human slave than I had ever imagined. Dec 08, Shirley rated it really liked it. The story is of sisters Ahalya and Sita, who miraculously survive the well-known December 26th tsunami in India but lose their family to it.

All feel it the first time. The book is mainly about two main characters, sisters, aged 17 and 15, Ahalya and Sita. But once the story takes off you could feel the characters and their anguish through the pages of this book.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Though there are a few such good non-fiction books out there like that one I think that very well-written fiction does a much better job since it causes us to become invested in the the characters from almost a first-person perspective. It syn repulsive and hard to read. Dec 28, Kelly Hager rated it really liked it.

Apr 07, Marla rated it did not like it. To ask other readers questions about A Walk Across the Sunzun sign up.

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I’m a snob about good writing, which is why I hesitated between three and four stars. Marv Trachta on The Baseball Whisperer: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Addison reveals to the reader the grim realities of an underworld that we associate with movies but that is actually happening–and not just in places like India and the Philippines. The author has written an important story that needs to be told again and again until we as a society address these issues.


Notify me of new comments via email. Dec 24, Malak rated it really liked it Shelves: But it is in this very civilized nations underbelly that we find the most heinous kinds of crime taking place.

But knowing is still better than not knowing. These young, inexperienced girls were in no condition to fight their captors. But I got yours! I read this book right after reading Little Bee–both these novels talk about the exploitation of women and I couldn’t help but compare and contrast the two. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, year-old Ahalya Ghai and her year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless.

This Novel explores the difficult subject of Child Sex trafficking and tells the story of the two Ghai sisters whose childhood’s ends abruptly one day 2. This is truly a groundbreaking debut novel! SilverOak; 1st Edition edition January 3, Language: In order to stop this trafficking, the users of these services should be punished, along with the pimps and the kidnappers and the brothel owners, etc.

That you can read this book and not be just totally disturbed by it speaks volumes. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school.